Fifth Sunday of Lent

Isaiah 43: 16-21
Philippians 3: 8-14
John 8: 1-11

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Email: fatherchris@live.com
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Email: frashokkumar10@gmail.com
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Rod MacKinnon

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm Alyre Richard
Tuesday 12:10pm The Gaudet Brothers & Parents
Wednesday 12:10pm For the Living-Chantale & Serge
Thursday 7:00pm Deceased K of C Members/Families
Friday 9:00am Millie Perry
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
12:00pm LentenService/Luncheon-Trinity United Church
7:00pm Way of the Cross-led by C.W.L.
Saturday 9:00am Joseph Arsenault
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Ray Doucette, Bill Power, Una Cameron, Bridgette Hashie, Winnifred Doucette, Victor F. Trainor, Raymond Murphy, Wayne Gaudet, Stephen, Laurena & John McCabe & deceased Members, Eugene Morney, Noreen Greenan. Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel rdehmel@eastlink.ca or call 436-4911. Baptism preparation held 3rd Tuesday of month, 7pm, Parish Centre.

St. Paul’s Prayer Group … Tuesdays in Parish Centre main hall, 7:00 pm preceded by Rosary. All are welcome!

Prayer Line … to have prayers said for family/friends experiencing health problems, call 436-5039 or 436-6135.

St. Peregrine Mass (Patron Saint of cancer & other serious illnesses) … every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm followed by a blessing with the St. Peregrine oil.

Catholic Women’s League … first Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the main hall. www.cwl.ca

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca

Knights of Columbus … meets on the third Thursday of month at 8 pm in K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.

Pope Francis, for the Year of Mercy … “In our parishes, communities, associations and movements, in a word, wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy.” (MV #12)

Inspiring Catholic … we are excited to have a Host Site for the New Evangelization Summit at St. Paul’s Church – a conference designed to inspire Catholics and help them live out their personal call to evangelize.  Join over 5000 Catholics across North America on April 15/16th to hear from Dr. Peter Kreeft, Christopher West, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, Sherry Weddell, Angele Regnier, Michael Dopp, and others! Be inspired, receive formation, and connect with other Catholics. Register now at www.newevangelization.ca

Divine Mercy on Good Friday … gathering on Good Friday after the 3:00pm service to begin the Divine Mercy novena which will be prayed daily for 9 days ending on Divine Mercy Sunday. Pamphlets will be provided for those wishing to join us. We may then do the novena daily at home or consider going to the church on days it is open.

Divine Mercy Sunday is April 3rd … 2:00pm – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by a period of Adoration with an opportunity for confession. 3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Benediction.

All are welcome to this beautiful celebration of Jesus’ Mercy and love. Jesus said to St. Faustina “Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus I Trust in You” (Diary, 47). “I want this image … to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy” (Diary, 49).

Prayers for the sick/suffering … Emily Blacquiere, Grace Arsenault, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Isabel Coyne, Rosalie Dugay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Richard/ Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Tim Craig, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Arnold Power, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Bruce Richard, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Dr. Ron Doucette, Joseph Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Irving Gallant, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & daughter Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Religious Education … NO catechism class on Palm Sunday (March 20th) and Easter Sunday (March 27th). Classes resume on Sunday, April 3rd.

Our Catholic Faith … Wednesdays, 7:00pm with Fr. Chris facilitating an hour long session about the Catholic faith using the second part of the Symbolon program.

Protect the vulnerable and those who care for them! By June 2016, the Gov’t of Canada is expected to pass legislation to legalize assisted suicide. I encourage all to visit CanadiansforConscience.ca and support the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience which represents a group of like-minded partners, including 5,000 doctors across Canada, who are committed to protecting conscience rights for health practitioners and facilities. Use this website to write to your Member of Parliament, expressing your concerns. Given the tight timelines, please take action no later than April 1, 2016. +Bishop Grecco

Easter Triduum Schedule … Holy Thursday … 7:00pm followed by Adoration Good Friday … 12:00N and 3:00pm Easter Vigil … 8:30pm Easter Sunday … 9:00am and 10:30am

The Mass of Chrism … at the Basilica on Monday March 21, 7 PM. Those interested in singing with the Diocesan choir for this event are encouraged to attend rehearsals held in the church on Sundays (March 13 & 20) at 1:00 PM.

National Catholic Mission 2016: “Merciful Like the Father” with Fr. Tom Rosica CSB will be broadcast during Holy Week: Salt+Light TV: Part 1-Tuesday, March 22 at 9:00pm and Part 2: Wednesday, March 23 at 1:00am; Vision TV: Part 1- Monday, March 21 at 7:00pm and Part 2 on Tuesday, March 22 at 11:00pm.

Zone Representatives for Diocesan Communications Com. … in order to ensure that the info on our Diocesan Website is current & highlights “good news” stories, representatives for each of the Zones are: Nancy Matheson – King’s County, Susan Belliveau – Queen’s County, Patti Arsenault – East Prince, Krystyna Pottier – West Prince. With their help, the content on the Website will be kept up-to-date and parishioners will be better informed.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … suggested food items-peanut butter, canned meats, soda crackers, miracle whip. “Defining the poor is basically easy – it is in all of us. It is not just the people who call us, or live on the streets. We are all poor in some measure. Sometimes this poverty is more evident than others. However, we all have a reason to be.” – Dr. P. Craig

St. Paul’s Youth Group … meets Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm, 2nd level of Parish Centre. All youth, Grades 7 & up are welcome to attend. Come and see.

Vacation Bible Camp … the SDU Board of Governors are accepting applications from students (18&over) interested in working as camp counsellors, providing 8 weeks of work, July 4-Aug 26th . Application form: sdu@eastlink.ca or 902-393-3441 or at the UPEI Chaplaincy Center.

Women of Faith … a fellowship of women coming together to celebrate our Catholic faith through Bible studies, video, etc. Thursdays, after the 7pm Mass, Centre boardroom … Fr. Pacwa’s Bible study on “Eucharist”.

Pancake Breakfast…. sponsored by the K of C … will be held at St. Paul’s Centre , Sunday March 20th, 11:30am to 1:00pm. Proceeds to buy rosaries for the confirmation class and for on-going projects of the K of C.

PEI Pilgrimage Ltd. … tour to Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, QC and St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal, May 13-16, Register: Gary 902-569-3945 or Andrew 902-368-7247.

Marriage Enrichment … April 23 & April 24 Crandall University, Moncton, NB. Worldwide Marriage Encounter 902-892-2061 www.wwme.org

Seniors Knitting Hats/Mittens for worthy causes … should you have extra yarn to donate, call Mary Dunbar 888-2506 and it will be put to good use over the Island.